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I think there is a basic problem in that political leaders now need a range of skills to run their countries some of which require an intimate knowledge of the multinational and financial sectors they are supposed to be regulating and controlling.  I'm not one who has a reflexive problem with ex-senior business execs becoming political leaders - the issue is why and with what purpose.  If their purpose is to build a career leading to big money future appointments in the private sector then you have a serious problem.  On the other hand some of the best gamekeepers used to be poachers...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 06:12:20 AM EST
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